School is back in session and summer (as it was in Seattle) is fading quickly. I spent many evenings of the summer months in the workshop building two education-related pieces.
The parents requested I design a desk for their elementary school student to match my table and chair set I built for her brother. They are thrilled with the result. The shelves are sized to fit bins of hanging files. The single drawer is solid walnut.
Office Meeting Table
One inch thick Russian birch top, 30″x48″. Solid maple legs. Oil/wax finish. Built for the director of an independent elementary school in downtown Seattle. There is more to come in this collection.
Two of my favorite design resources, Smashing Magazine and How Blog, often post compilations of sites that they collected and deemed worthy of their endorsement. This month they both came through again with excellent offerings.
Useful Resources, Tools and Services for Web Designers from Smashing Magazine runs the gamut from coding shortcuts and plug-ins to hardware and software reviews to a site that you can share with your friends that like to use Comic Sans on a regular basis. While the title might be web-centric, there are certainly several links for creative folks of all kinds.
Bookmark both sites and check back often or just set up a feed.
Twenty odd years ago Clark Kellogg was building boxes in the Camp Wachusett wood shop where I was a counselor. This month he is published in the pages of Fine Woodworking, #220. Congratulations, Clark.
The title of the article says it all, Cut better dovetails with shopmade tools. I know Clark as a very meticulous worker. Methodical also come to mind. I am not surprised in the slightest that he crafts his own tools to build the beautiful pieces that he is increasingly becoming famous for. Be sure to click over to his website and take a gander.
I built these pieces last summer for the library at University Child Development School in Seattle. The school year comes to a close next week and this set survived the daily use of over one hundred pre-school and Kindergarten students.
Nancy, the greatest librarian on Earth, said these chairs were a very popular spot for the kids to sit and flip through pages. Get yours.